The Corporate team at Bond Dickinson's Newcastle office has been shortlisted for five awards at the North East Business Insider Dealmakers Awards 2017.

The awards, which will be held on Thursday 7 September at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, recognise the achievements in the corporate finance community.

The firm is to be recognised for its strong track record in advising regional, national and international clients on a broad range of corporate finance transactions including M&As, minority stakes, private equity investments and MBOs. The firm is shortlisted for:

  • Corporate Law Firm of the Year
  • Private Equity Deal of the Year, advising NVM Private Equity in its £2m investment into AVID Technology Group
  • Deal of Year (under £10 million), acting on two separate transactions including the MBO & acquisition of Indigo Software (Holdings) Ltd and the Sale of The Window Bureau Ltd to Polyframe Group
  • Deal of the Year (above £10m), relating to the investment into the Science Central Joint Venture which will support Newcastle's £350m flagship re-generation project to create a global centre for urban innovation
  • Associate Stacey Hall is one of  six corporate finance professionals to be shortlisted for Young Dealmaker of the Year, having worked on a range of high profile transactions.

Robert Phillips, Corporate Partner, said: "Corporate law and getting deals done is and continues to be an important area of work for Bond Dickinson which connects us to the region. We're delighted to have our Corporate offering and excellent team recognised by Insider. The transactions we advise on all contribute to the success and prosperity of the North East region.

"We're also very pleased for Stacey, who since joining Bond Dickinson has become a central part of our Newcastle-based deal team, advising on key transactions and providing insightful and relevant  expertise."

Bond Dickinson has its largest office in Newcastle where it has a team of more than 500  The firm will soon be bringing closer transatlantic ties to the region  as it completes its transatlantic combination with US firm Womble Carlyle in October.

Insider dealmakers awards 2017 - shortlisted